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“I keep hearing stories about her being a great mentor to many a young fledgling producer. To me, that willingness to actively think about the next generation of producers is shorthand for proper leadership.”
The money will help PRX’s collective of public media-minded shows develop sustainable business models and expand with new shows and producers.
The new app from NPR promises to learn from what you like and serve up a never-ending buffet of news and content. What’ll be the impact on local stations?
With funding from Knight Foundation and Kickstarter donors, PRX is trying to create an environment where “high-quality, story-driven” shows like Roman Mars’ 99% Invisible, can thrive.
The new PRX Remix app offers a window into an alternate universe of public media, where podcasts and independent productions enjoy pride of place and serendipity is the organizing principle. Justin Ellis
Matter, formerly known as the Public Media Accelerator, aims to join “the values of public media” to “the mindsets of Silicon Valley entrepreneurship.”
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The network is apparently taking a page from agile software development, creating radio programs in “permanent beta” to reach new audiences.
Corey Ford
Ford worried that public media was not changing, so he left it for Silicon Valley; now he’s bringing an entrepreneurial spirit back to his roots.
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Public media is taking a cue from Silicon Valley, embracing risk and rapidly funding disruptive, short-term projects. Andrew Phelps
December 16, 2010
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